Conversations and Connections

Practical Advice on Writing

WHEN 10/21/2017 9:00 AM
WHERE Pittsburgh, PA Chatham University

What is Conversations and Connections?

Conversations and Connections is a one-day writer's conference that brings together writers, editors, and publishers in a friendly, supportive environment. The conference is organized by Barrelhouse magazine, and has been held for the past 9 years in Washington DC, and the past 2 in Pittsburgh. All proceeds go to Barrelhouse and participating small presses and literary magazines.

What Will You Get?

A whole lot of stuff! For your $70 registration fee, you get the full day conference, including the keynote by featured authors keynote discussion, and 3 craft workshop/panel sessions, plus 1 ticket for Speed Dating with Editors, your choice of 1 of the 4 featured books, 1 subscription to a participating literary magazine, and (for those of you 21 or over) our world famous Boxed Wine Happy Hour. Boxed Wine Happy Hour!

What Past Participants Have Said

"I think the most useful thing about the conference was the atmosphere. It was very non-pretentious and inviting. As someone who has never attended a conference before, I suppose I had some preconceived notion. But I thought everyone from the facilitators to the attendees to the panelists were accessible and friendly and helpful. The sense of community and new relationships was well worth it."

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Making Connections

Boxed Wine Happy Hour, Speed Dating with Editors, Workshops and Panel Discussions

Sponsors, Hosts, Other Awesome Contributors

Conversations and Connections and is organized by Barrelhouse Magazine.

Chatham University's groundbreaking MFA focusing on nature, travel writing, and social outreach is the premier graduate program for nurturing students interested in place-based writing and innovative community programs.

The University of Pittsburgh Press is a scholarly publisher with distinguished books in a number of academic areas and poetry, as well as books about Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania for general readers, scholars, and students. Founded in 1936, the press is home to the annual Drue Heinz Literature Prize in short fiction and Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize in poetry.

Barrelhose is a nonprofit literary organization that publishes a twice yearly literary magazine, as well as a website where literary things happen.

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